Bagala Dharmasala land row: Odisha HC seeks reply from 23 parties

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today issued notice to as many as 23 parties seeking reply over the sale of Bagala Dharmasala land in Puri town.

The parties include the six buyers, Puri Konark Development Authority, Odisha Bridge Construction Corporation, Puri Municipality, and Shree Jagannath Temple Administration.

While the Puri Collector and Tehsildar have filed replies in the case, the High Court today asked the petitioner to submit counter reply.

Worth mentioning, the court was hearing a PIL filed by BJP’s national spokesperson Sambit Patra. He has claimed in the petition that the land belongs to Lord Jagannath under Amrutamanohi status.

Patra has sought quashing of alienation of the properties of Lord Jagannath and subsequent sale of 2.574 acre of Bagala Dharmasala land to six persons by Puri Collector. He claimed that the sale of the land was illegal and it violated the provisions of the Temple Act, 1955.

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